UP UP & AWAY
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About the work: In UP UP & AWAY a little story is told about the big issue of the collective and the individual. Zilla Leutenegger considers it also as a form of self-portrait as an artist: to determine your own way, not following others. And finally, UP UP & AWAY is a reminiscence of the classic children’s film, Le Ballon rouge, by Albert Lamorisse from 1956.
About the artist: Swiss artist Zilla Leutenegger combines wall paintings, drawings, objects and video projections, creating space-oriented installations and images of light. Her works surprise with playful ease. Many are characterized by irony and subtle visual wittiness. Others reveal a dense atmosphere of melancholy, suggesting the absence of something. They appear as snap-shots without plot and dramaturgy and still contain a narrative core, which deals with the existential conditions and chances of life. (“Zilla Leutenegger: More than this”, Museum Weserburg, Bremen)